Roy returns home to fine a range feud between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. When his friend is killed he finds the rifle had a defective pin. He learns the rifle belongs to a ranch hand named Barker (Jay Novello) and that a third party has caused the feud. When he captures outlaws trying to blow up a dam, he claims Barker was the killer. But Barker has switched rifles and the outlaws now accuse Roy and Roy finds himself in trouble.
June 19, 2011 Subject:
A Muddy Re-Make
This film was a very, very loose re-make of "Man From Music Mountain" which Gene Autry had made in 1938. This finds Roy going home for a radio show appearance and getting mixed up with in no particular order, two sexy sister, a bogus range war and murder. It's a sloppy mess. This print is missing 17 minutes of music and dialogue and that doesn't help either. Some good things to look for; Pat Brady stepping out of The Pioneers to take a role as full-fledged side-kick. He's very good. Ann Gillis as the younger sister is saucy beyond her years while older sister Ruth Terry is rather lack-luster. Excellant on location filming in Alabama Hills at Lone Pine CA in Early Spring. Lots of snow on the ground. A very routine Roy Rogers western. Be aware, curiosity value only.
January 25, 2011 Subject:
You never know who's going to show up in these . This one has Paul Kelly as the meanie .